September 13, 2023
Panelist on a Resume

Can I Put That I Was a Panelist on a Resume?

A panelist recently asked me, “Can I put that I was a panelist on a resume?” Honestly, I had never thought about that since I haven’t […]
July 12, 2023
How to be a Panelist in a Panel Discussion More Frequently

How to be a Panelist in a Panel Discussion More Frequently

The main way to learn how to be a better panelist is to be a panelist in a panel discussion more frequently. You know that you […]
May 15, 2023
What if I Can't Make It to the Panel?

What if I Can’t Make It to the Panel?

It happens – something comes up and you can’t make it to the panel. You have a screaming deadline at work, a sick child, or you’ve […]
May 2, 2023
How to Get Invited to be on More Panels

How to Get Invited to be on More Panels

Congratulations!  You had a good experience being a powerful panelist and want to be invited to participate in more panels. Here are some ideas on how […]
April 5, 2023
Panelist Speaking Order

Panelist Speaking Order Advantages & Disadvantages

The order in which panelists offer their prepared remarks is a major factor in determining how they will be perceived.  While each panelist will be speaking […]
January 4, 2023
practice for a panel discussion

Should I Practice for a Panel Discussion?

A common question I am asked is “Should I practice for a panel discussion?” My pithy response is that it can’t hurt! Seriously though, you should […]
December 1, 2022
Panelist Preparation in Regulated Industries

Panelist Preparation in Regulated Industries

I was having a Zoom chit-chat with a new LinkedIn colleague and as we were getting to know each other, he said, “You know what the […]
October 11, 2022
ways to calm your nerves before a panel discussion

21 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Panel Discussion

A little worried about your upcoming panel discussion? Here’s the good news: Stage fright or presentation anxiety is fairly common for new panel moderators or panelists, […]
June 22, 2022

Consider Sending a Thank You Letter After Panel Discussion

It’s a lovely touch to write and send a thank you letter after a panel discussion.  After all, they have taken the time to prepare some […]
May 31, 2022
panelist definition

What is a Panelist? The Panelist Definition

Panelist Definition: A panelist is one among a group of people, typically 3-4 experts or practitioners in the field, who share facts, offer opinions, and respond […]
May 25, 2022
why you should be a panelist

8 Reasons Why You Should be a Panelist

So you’ve been asked to be a panelist on a panel discussion and you and your colleagues are wondering, “Why you should be a panelist? Why […]
January 8, 2019

5 Essential Elements of a Powerful Panelist

I just finished an interview with executive coach Pam Fox Rollin on how to be a powerful panelist during a panel discussion at a meeting, conference, […]
November 5, 2018
Reasons to be a Panel Moderator

How to Make a Memorable Impact as a Panelist

So you’re talking to your panelists in preparation for an amazing panel discussion, and one of your panelists asks, “What can I do to make an […]
May 9, 2018

Panelists: Use this Trick to Answer a Panel Discussion Question

Panelists, what do you do when you are the LAST person to answer the same question all the other panelists answered already?
November 20, 2017

4 Roles to Cast When Selecting Panelists

Some words of wisdom from fellow professional panel moderator, Brian Walter: If you are in charge of the panel you want to “cast for contrast.” And […]
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